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The Little White House

(Ref. 971621)

Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Little White House despite the building work going on next door which meant we couldn’t make full use of the off road parking facility."

    Cleanliness was as expected for a pet-friendly property and the facilities were more than adequate for the 2 of us (plus our dog).

    Reviewed by Martin4.1May 2023

  • "We cooked most nights and was odd kitchen with cooker in the other room but fine once we got our heads around it."

    Lovely big cooker and baked lovely cakes in it as well as our main meals. Even when dish washer full still loads of plate and glasses. Parked one car at the back easy and our people carer parked across from police station any time of day or night we found. So close for steam railway, water sports, swimming pool and a lovely walk way around Bala . Thanks to laminated maps left in welcome book so very easy to find our way. Nice little playground and football area with friendly locals to play with. This was a perfect base for us 2 adults and 3 kids. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Mar 2023

  • "Overall we were happy with our stay and the location was perfect."

    It was great for the ten of us and the layout suited us. Would have preferred not to have ‘bunk beds’ for adults but we managed. There were however some issues with overall cleaning (and a smell of dampness in family room) and the property is in need of some TLC. 2 of the sofas in the living room were very uncomfortable to sit on. In the double room with en suite the curtains are very thin and in the toilet in the en-suite was making an awful noise when flushed. I would still recommend the property for a base in that area, just feel that a good spruce up, attention to plumbing and some new sofa would be beneficial.

    Hi, Many thanks for your feedback. We have since had the toilet fixed & the sofas have been repaired. The dampness smell has now gone - following the replacement of front windows. Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn3.4May 2022

  • "Just back from a wonderful stay at the Little White House."

    Set on the main road through Bala what a gem. Quirky spacious and ideal for our party of 10. Close to all local amenities. Parking behind for 2 cars and on road parking a street away. Warm Dry clean ideal. Ideal base for this part of Snowdonia. All beds comfortable and we all reported a good couple of nights sleep. Large Hob / Double oven meant we could cater for all. There is a myriad of local eateries I would book ahead for weekends. Recommend Cyfnod Cafe Bistro for a great Italian.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "This property was dark and smelled musty and damp in places."

    The main bathroom and front triple bedroom had clear patches of mould The windows were in need of repair in numerous parts of the house. The kitchen was disjointed in 2 sections and the photos of the outdoor area suggests a must bigger space. It felt cluttered throughout the property and is in serious need of renovation/modernising in most of the property. I would not advise anyone to stay here until improvements are carried out.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Since this stay, we have completely replaced the front windows with brand new UPVC windows. The House has been painted throughout and has been recently modernised with new furniture and lighting throughout. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina2.2Aug 2021

  • "Lovely old house in the middle of Bala plenty of room all shops within walking ..."

    Lovely old house in the middle of Bala plenty of room all shops within walking distance as are a number of restaurants and takeaway food outlets,lovely small bar next door (STORI STOCKS LOCAL BEERS AND SPIRITS )

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great house based in the centre of Bala."

    Very home from home. Had a couple of problems whilst there but the owner was fantastic and helped us straight away. My only slight criticism would be the pillows weren’t the best. But great place would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great holiday :)

    Reviewed by Gerard4.7Oct 2020

  • "The property was really well suited for our needs and communication between yourselves and the owners to discuss things like cots, highchairs & parking was met fast and accurate, we will definitely be looking to book again in 2021."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was great."

    Excellent location, good host communication, and perfect for a weekend away with friends.

    Reviewed by Heidi4.7Nov 2019

  • "Large cosy house with fantastic facilities."

    Set in right in the middle of Bala. Owners were particularly helpful with any requests we made , and called us before arrival to help with parking.

    Reviewed by Wesley5.0Mar 2019

  • "The holiday and the cottage were great, however |I had called before our arrival to ask that a double bed could be split into two singles."

    This did not happen

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Sep 2018

  • "We all had the most amazing time and the cottage gave us everything we needed."

    We will be looking to stay here again in the future and would definitely recommend Skykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Mar 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x adult bunks leading to 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single (can be 3 singles on request) with basin, 1 x family room with 3 singles (can be 1 double and 1 single on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 11).
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker with double oven and 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Nintendo Wii, WiFi, iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cots, highchairs and two stairgates
  • Rear off road parking for 2 cars plus roadside parking and public car parks close by
  • Bike shed
  • Courtyard sitting area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes 1 min walk
  • Bala Lake and railway 8 mins walk
  • Note: There are three steps between the bunks bedroom and family bedroom.

The property

This attractive double-fronted Victorian townhouse is ideally located in the centre of the well-known lakeside town of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park.

This Bala cottage provides spacious accommodation and retains a number of its original features such as exposed beams, some slate flagged floors and delightful bay windows.

This Bala cottage offers a welcoming atmosphere throughout, with a large dining room where everyone can enjoy meals together, meaning that this is the ideal base for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in one of the most scenic parts of the country.

The small town of Bala provides a good variety of interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and the famous Bala Lake which is just a short walk away.

Enjoy sailing, canoeing and fishing on this beautiful lake, travel on the lakeside miniature steam railway or simply enjoy a walk whilst admiring the stunning scenery.

The renowned National White Water Centre, which offers rafting and canoeing is close by, plus there are excellent golf courses and mountain bike trails in the area.

Enjoy day trips to Llangollen, Powis and Chirk Castles and exciting days on the wonderful sandy beaches of Barmouth and Harlech, and visit Harlech's 13th century castle which is a World Heritage Site.

This comfortable Bala cottage provides a superb base for an exciting all-year-round holiday.

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About the location


Corwen 11 miles; Dolgellau 18 miles; Llangollen 22 miles; Betws-y-Coed 29 miles.

The bustling market town of Bala lies within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake, which is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniad, a relic of the Ice Age. Renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting, Bala is also the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, and an historical Town Walk. Surrounded by the wonderful Berwyn Mountains on one side and the beautiful Snowdonia Mountain Range on the other, this is a mecca for climbing, walking, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring all of North and Mid Wales including the stunning Cambrian Bay Coast with the six-mile long Harlech Beach, overlooked by its majestic medieval castle. A truly wonderful part of Wales catering for all interests.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas